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Herman SALZWEDEL

Germany, full name Carl Julius Herman Salzwedel c. 1855 – probably Germany after 1904

  • Java, Indonesia 1877-1888, China 1889-1893, Indonesia 1893-1902

Regent van Blitar en Gevolg [Regent of Blitar with his retinue] c. 1877-1878
Collection Title: Scenes of Java, 20 photographs
Place made: Blitar, East Java, Indonesia
Creation Notes: From email from Don Wilkey (dwilkey2015@hotmail.com) to Shaune Lakin 21 March 2017: it does seem to have been taken by Salzwedel (on his trip, which included Malang, Blitar, etc., in East Java) and that it was printed in Surabaya in 1878 from a series of photographs taken towards the end of 1877. I can say with absolute certainty that it was taken no earlier than 8 September 1877. I have no doubt it was taken in the Oct-Nov-Dec 1877 period.
Materials & Technique: photographs, albumen prints, albumen silver photograph Support: mounted on buff card with printed decorative border in white ink

Dimensions: image and sheet 21.1 h x 28.6 w cm mount 38.0 h x 44.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.1879.17
Provenance:
  • Leo Haks collection, Amsterdam, assembled between 1977– 2007.